The 2017 Women’s Premier league continued this week with all ten teams in action.
The Glendale Merlins are actually playing matches in Infinity park stadium (instead of outside on the turf field) and this week the match was also broadcast on The Rugby Channel. Chicago NS was only able to muster six points in their first match in the WPL, it is worth mentioning that their first match was against the runner-up WPL Champions. Final score was Glendale 20 Chicago NS 6.
The closest match of the week was Twin Cities and Atlanta with a scoreline of 26-12. Amazons assistant coach Kim O’Brien alluded to a frustrating performance on the pitch.
“It was another one of those weeks where we came out with the victory, and we appreciate that, but we definitely have things to work on,” O’Brien said. “The whole game seemed to be really sloppy. Our backs just weren’t connecting at all, and we had the same back line as last weekend, so it wasn’t necessarily because we were mixing people up or trying different combinations. … We just couldn’t get our lines running well offensively, and defensively, we weren’t fabulous either.”
New York ticked their first win of the year as they rallied Beantown to win 43-19. The match was close in the first half but then New York piled on the points to seal the deal.
ORSU stepped on the pitch for the first time this year but faced a formidable Berkeley All Blues squad. Tied at the half at 10 all, Berkeley came out after the break to take their first lead of the game. From there it was all Berkeley and the final scoreline was 32-10.
Glendale 20 Chicago NS 6
Berkeley 32 ORSU 10
Beantown 19 New York 43
Twin Cities 26 Atlanta 13
For all scores and results from the 2017 WPL go here: https://scrumhalfconnection.com/2017/08/21/2017-womens-premier-league-schedules-results/